Man arrested in connection to child’s fatal drug overdose

Port Huron Police have arrested a suspect believed to be responsible for the death of a 14 month old child earlier this year. Authorities were called by the child’s mother on the evening August 25th after their child, Zai-Ahna Reddic, stopped breathing. The call was made from a moving vehicle in route to a local hospital. Further investigations revealed the child was playing at a home in the 1300 block of Division Street when she was discovered not breathing. Autopsy results indicated that the 14 month old’s death was caused by fentanyl intoxication. Following a three month search, the Port Huron Major Crimes Unit took a suspect into custody Monday in Detroit. 27 year old Damonte Russell Rice was arrested on charges of involuntary manslaughter as well as drug possession charges. Rice was arraigned and is being held on $500,000 dollars bond and is due back in court December 17th.